Mr Banana ready to lead the field again as fun run takes to Tsim Sha Tsui promenade

Beat it but don't slip on it. The annual Beat the Banana charity run will take place at Tsim Sha Tsui's eastern promenade on January 23 to raise funds for the World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong.

Thursday, 6 January, 2011, 12:00am


Bananas can change your life

My life changed after my mother started a 'Banana Campaign' at our home. Starting last month, my mother began giving me a banana before I left home for school. When I arrived at school, I ate it for breakfast.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

A model flounces down the catwalk, smiles with a casual thumbs-up, and on her way back high-fives the next model coming down the runway. More like a group of friends than competitors, the women are draped in hues of wine, grey and black - pieces that are the oeuvres of young and successful Hong Kong native Civic Lee Sze-wik.

20 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Rumbles of discontent after participant discovers that, despite forking out, it's a case of first home gets the food

Refreshments were not available to at least 3,000 runners after they completed the marathon yesterday, according to a competitor.

So Wai-kwong, who completed the race in about four hours and 40 minutes, said by the time he arrived in Victoria Park, the food packs were already gone.

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

'Cheap but cheerful' the motto for many as shoppers enjoy first day of new year fairs

A good antidote to serious times is often a bit of frivolity. At least that was how some people felt in Victoria Park yesterday as they shopped for cheap but cheerful items among the rows of stalls to celebrate Lunar New Year.

21 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Why there's no point in whining

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Try to skin the banana in cancer fund fun run

It's that time of year again - when everyone chases after a bloke in a banana outfit in the Beat the Banana run organised by the World Cancer Research Fund. This year's event, the second, will take place on January 28.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Going bananas

It looks like a joke - or maybe something you would buy furtively at a back-street shop in Mongkok - but the Banana Bunker is apparently a hit with hikers and campers. The Banana Bunker - a plastic banana-shaped container - keeps the delicate fruit safe until you are ready to eat it.

6 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Best buys

I love bananas, but like many other fruits and vegetables that are in markets year-round, hardly ever notice them except when not much else is available. Although most people think only of eating them raw, straight out of the peel, they also make wonderful desserts. One of my favourites is the warm banana pudding with honeycomb ice-cream, at Thai Basil in Pacific Place.

9 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Best buys

Plums are in season now, and my local market has three varieties. My favourites are the ones pictured. I always used to wait until the large green plums ripened and were yellow. Once I let them ripen until they were a beautiful pale pinkish-purple. The fruit was much juicier and sweeter, and now, this is the way I always eat them.

15 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain... all will be explained

Is it true that someone has invented a clockwork radio that does not need batteries?

British inventor Trevor Baylis has won many awards for applying the idea behind the wind-up clock to power a radio.

25 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Sometimes it reflects training

We've been reading the first instalment in a bizarre fairy tale starring a Cathay flight attendant.

There's even a photo of the 28-year-old woman posted on the Net.

The text informed us that this woman wanted a husband, but found that she was too old for the taste of most men from her native India.

So she decided to give Europeans a go.

29 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Ask mr Brain...all will be explained

What is the planet Mars like? We know a little bit about Mars, although there is much to find out. There are craters and canyons, dunes and volcanoes. The southern part of Mars has many more craters than the northern part.

A year on Mars is equivalent to 687 Earth days.

24 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

ABP to boost Southampton facility for banana imports

Associated British Ports (ABP), Britain's largest port operator, reached agreement with Fyffes Group and Geest Bananas to allow them to consolidate banana import operations at Southampton from next year.

Geest already operates at Southampton's Windward Terminal, which is to be extended by ABP to accommodate the additional fresh produce from Fyffes.

13 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Gingered screen

FORMER Hilton executive chef Wini Brugger makes his small screen debut on TVB Pearl today with his fusion cooking series, Wild Ginger. The supposedly hip, MTV-style show co-stars actress Crystal Kwok.

17 Dec 1995 - 12:00am